Oral history interview with Elmer Bischoff

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bischo65
Creators:
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 January 20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
12 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Elmer Bischoff conducted 1965 January 20, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bischoff speaks of his first involvement with the Federal Art Project, teaching ceramics at an art center in Sacramento; some of the accomplishments of the art center; the art community in Sacramento in the 1930s; the Federal Art Project's effect on the community, and on American art generally; public perception of the project; his opinions of government support for the arts; art in California and what the influences were on its development.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) was a painter and educator from San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 36 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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